Demonstrations in November were conducted all over Spain against the ‘Ley Celaá.’ Photo courtesy of Mas Plurales.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Bridget RyderJanuary 12, 2021
A new law threatens the viability of government-supported Catholic schools in Spain.
Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersJanuary 12, 2021
A selection of reader comments from across America’s coverage of the riot.
Faith Explainer
Colleen DulleJanuary 11, 2021
Women have served as lectors and acolytes for decades. Now Pope Francis has changed canon law to formally recognize their ministry.
Politics & Society Short Take
Mark ColeridgeJanuary 11, 2021
Hitler. Pinochet. Franco. The bishops have missed opportunities to stand up for democracy in the past. We can’t let it happen again.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJanuary 11, 2021
For 17 years the attorneys general of the United States did not pursue death even though that power was in their hands, then you hit somebody like Trump.’
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 11, 2021
Donald J. Trump should be impeached, removed and barred from holding any future federal office—immediately.
Faith News
The Legionaries of Christ university in Rome plans to honor Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, with its “A Life for Life” award.
Politics & Society News
Fabrizio Soccorsi, Pope Francis’ personal doctor, died Jan. 9 of complications caused by Covid-19.
Faith News
Recognizing “the gifts of each baptized person”—women and men—Pope Francis ordered a change to canon law and liturgical norms so that women could be formally installed as lectors and acolytes.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 10, 2021
Pope Francis is “deeply concerned” about the situation in the United States and is praying for peace and harmony in the country.
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 09, 2021
In a wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis said he was “astounded” at disorder at the U.S. Capitol. He also said he would get the Covid-19 vaccine next week and that “everyone should be vaccinated.”
Arts & Culture Film
Deniz DemirerJanuary 09, 2021
An austere film about a drummer going deaf finds revelation in the quiet moments.
Faith Faith in Focus
Tinamarie StolzJanuary 09, 2021
Trump supporters and the marginalized. Republicans and Democrats. Catholic leaders and myself. How do I hold them all together?
Politics & Society Faith
Kathryn Jean LopezJanuary 08, 2021
We expect too much from politics, more than it can or should provide. Only prayer can transform us.
Politics & Society Short Take
Bill CainJanuary 08, 2021
Trump's supporters felt if they could get what they wanted, the rest would take care of itself. It doesn’t work that way. Ask Thomas More.
Politics & Society Catholic News Quiz
America StaffJanuary 08, 2021
How closely did you follow the news this week?
U.S. President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Susan B. Anthony List 11th Annual Campaign for Life Gala May on May 22, 2018, at the National Building Museum in Washington. (CNS photo/Al Drago, Reuters)
Politics & Society Last Take
Xavier BisitsJanuary 08, 2021
The pro-life movement has a chance to move on from its alliance with Donald Trump, writes Xavier Bisits of Democrats for Life of America, and instead promote principled, consistent and compassionate leaders.
Arts & Culture Television
James Martin, S.J., and Kerry Weber on ‘The Crown’: What does it mean to uphold one’s duty? What does it mean to be free?
Politics & Society Short Take
Peter LucierJanuary 08, 2021
Every self-styled “patriot” who stormed the Capitol yesterday disgraced the legacy of American activists and soldiers.
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan SchneiderJanuary 08, 2021
It is worth remembering that occupying a legislature can be an act of democracy. We in the United States might need to do it again.